Every Day’s A Harvest Day!

We didn’t get to the allotment over the weekend so I met Mr C there when he finished work today.

Everything is looking good, just the courgettes, pumpkins and sweetcorn that don’t seem 100% happy.

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Peppers being overtaken by the wonderful jewelled nasturtium colours. I’ll definitely plant nasturtiums again around the plot as their colours are so bright and the bees love them 🐝

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Love the colours as you look across 5B, cornflowers, nasturtiums and sweet peas.

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Can’t wait for my army of sunflowers to burst into flower.

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The peas have lots of flowers and plenty of fat pods for us to pick today and ones that need to fill out before they’re picked. Nature really is very clever.

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Our runner beans are running up the canes and netting very quickly with lots of flowers appearing.

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These tomatoes have been green for a few weeks and no more flowers have set yet. Seems to have been to cold and not enough sunshine. Come on summer!

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The raised beds look great from every angle.

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The spring onions are delicious, we pull a few at a time and have made a couple more sowings in the gaps. Going to leave the garlic a bit longer as the shoots are just starting to go brown.

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Peas and nasturtiums.

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The onions have all flopped so they’re ready to harvest. We’ll take them home to dry out. We’ve used a couple of the onions already and they’re very tasty.

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Parsnips are growing well in one and a half raised beds. Some I planted in peat pots, the full bed were just seeds sown straight into the soil.

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We dug three potato plants up in the main bed today. The skins weren’t as smooth as the ones grown in the raised beds and not as many potatoes per plant. We’ll gradually take these up and leave the ones in the raised bed til last. We’ll grow our potatoes in raised beds in future.

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Oops lettuce gone to seed.

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Herb garden, lavender, tree spinach and corn.

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Not looking bad at all on 5B… we got the key on 14 March… it’s now 4 August.

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Today’s harvested goodies.

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Love opening the pea pods.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing! Loved wandering through your allotment! Looks like you’re going to have a bumper harvest! 😊

    1. Sharon says:

      Ah thank you… Still in awe of your cabbages and pumpkins. Loving all the colour we’ve put into our 5B, brightens up even a dull day on the allotment! 😎

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